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Lyme Regis/Barfleur twinning plans receive a boost
4:08pm Monday 4th March 2013 in News
The fledgling Lyme Regis association welcomed members of the Axminster and Charmouth twinning groups to its annual meeting, and was praised by the established organisations for its ‘energy and vigour.’
The meeting heard how Charmouth had been twinned with Asnelles for 27 years and Axminster with Douvres La Delivrande for 10 years.
Chairman of the Lyme Regis association, John Dover, told the meeting of the many activities and visits that had taken place during the past year.
He said: “Twinning is not just about committees visiting their opposite numbers but about individuals, groups and organisations working together to bring about vibrant, interesting and self-sustaining activities and exchanges which make a difference and enhance communities.”
Mr Dover said the formal twinning with Barfleur would take place during a visit to France in May and in September when a group from Normandy would come to Lyme Regis.
Lyme Regis Mayor Sally Holman told the meeting on Thursday: “The past year has been an excellent one for the twinning association with artists, the gig club and the sailing club all wanting to be involved, and some motor boat owners are thinking of visiting Barfleur by sea.”
The management committee of the Lyme Regis Twinning Association was re-elected as follows: chairman John Dover, vice-chairman Sheila Poupard, treasurer Tony Norman, secretary Mike Lewis, press officer Richard Horobin.
Members: Jan Dover, Rob Michael. Town Council representatives: Chris Clipson and Rikey Austin.